Africa Yearbook

Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara

The Africa Yearbook has won the ASA 2012 Conover-Porter Book Award!

The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on European-African relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.

Editorial Board

Jon Abbink, African Studies Centre, Leiden University
Victor Adetula, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala,
Andreas Mehler, University of Freiburg
Henning Melber, Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala

Review Quotes

"Africa Yearbook 2004 signals the arrival of an English language resource that will unquestionably prove useful to researchers, journalists, scholars, students, teachers, NGOs, politicians and diplomats, as well as businesspeople. [..] Libraries and archives should be encouraged to order this handsomely crafted, easily handled and easily read book, and make space for future volumes." – Thembisa Waetjen in Transformation

"Die Chancen, dass sich tatsächlich ein neues Referenzwerk etabliert, stehen nicht schlecht" – Volker Weyel in EINS.

"The book remains coherent, despite different methodological and theoretical approaches. It is written in a readily-accessible style. The Africa Yearbook is an indispensable resource for scholars, journalists, development cooperation practitioners, diplomats and business people." – Ruben Eberlein in Magazine for Development and Coorporation 8-9/2006